Trail runners enjoyed a beautiful fall morning at Essex Park with sunny skies and temps in the low 40s. The race course was about 400m longer than last year's since the race had to be re-routed around a section of trail that had been severely eroded during this summer's rains. This year's course covered 7.8 K of the Essex Park trail system.
Danny Whipple led all runners in a time of 30:17 averaging 6:15 per mile - an excellent pace on the challenging hills at Essex Park. The next three runners, Marjon Joachim, Mario Minelli, and Vauclair Frederic, also averaged under 7 minutes per mile. Jennifer Clark finished first among women with a time of 36:31 followed by Lauren McCullough and Mishawn Edge.